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Like Kiss before them, only to the tune of nine band members, instead of four, Slipknot adopted frightening disguises to infuse their already overpowering music with additional layers of theatrical excess. Emerging out of the unlikely rock star breeding grounds of Des Moines, Iowa during the middle 1990s, Slipknot signed to Roadrunner Records and leveraged a shockingly abrasive eponymous album with show-stealing Ozzfest performances (both in 1999) to state there case for stardom. Initially seen as one of the key bands in the nu-metal movement, Slipknot successfully transcended the style when it fell out of commercial favor and went on to enjoy prolonged success into the third millennium, thanks to a punishing global touring regimen and subsequent albums like 2001’s ‘Iowa,’ 2004’s ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), and 2008’s ‘All Hope is Gone.’ Two year later tragedy struck when band founder and bassist Paul Gray succumbed to a drug overdose, and another key founding member, drummer Joey Jordison, parted ways with the group in December of 2013, but Slipknot have continued on, releasing the new album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ in 2014.

 
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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Slipknot’s Knotfest To Return to San Bernardino in October 2015

Not many details are available yet, but we do know that there will be a 2015 edition of Knotfest.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

2015 Aftershock Festival: Slipknot, Deftones, Faith No More, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson + More

The lineup has just been announced for the fourth annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival.

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Slipknot 2004

11 Years Ago: Slipknot Overcome Internal Strife to Unleash ‘Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses’

In the blackened world of Slipknot, tragedy and turbulence have often coincided with artistic triumph.

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5 Years Ago: Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray Dies

On May 24, 2010, the body of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was found in a Johnston, Iowa hotel room.

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Slipknot's Shawn Crahan + Paul Gray
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Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Talks Next Slipknot Album, Pays Tribute to Late Member Paul Gray

Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan pays tribute to Paul Gray on fifth anniversary of bassist's death. Clown also talks timeline for next Slipknot album.

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Rock on the Range Day 1 Main Stage Photos

Rock on the Range 2015: Main Stage Day 1 – Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Apocalyptica + More

The 2015 Rock on the Range brought a wide variety of hard rocking acts to the stage. See photos and a recap of day one's main stage action here.

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Paul Gray + Corey Taylor
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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Pens Heartfelt Tribute to Paul Gray for 5th Anniversary of Bassist’s Death

Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor penned a heartfelt tribute to his late friend in the latest issue of Kerrang! Magazine.

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Jim Root
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Jim Root: Being ‘Dumped’ by Stone Sour ‘Lit a Fire Under My A–’

In 2014, guitarist Jim Root was kicked out of Stone Sour. While an exact reason was never given, the decision came after he decided not to participate in the group’s tour in order to work on a Slipknot album.

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Corey Taylor
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Corey Taylor Announces ‘You’re Making Me Hate You’ Book Release + Accompanying Tour

Corey Taylor will be traveling around the country supporting his new book, 'You're Making Me Hate You.'

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Corey Taylor
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Corey Taylor Reveals He Turned Down VH1 ‘Rock of Love’ Dating Series

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor gets offered a lot of stuff and he reveals he was once pitched for VH1's Rock of Love.

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